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Riding the Wave

Carine Zambrano (ΦBK, New York University) is the winner of this year’s PBKNY Essay Contest. Read about her personal journey and her time spent in quarantine in NYC during the pandemic.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg (ΦΒΚ, Cornell University) served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020.

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Schlafly, Steinem, and Friedan: Finding the Key Connection in Mrs. America

Betty Friedan (ΦBK, Smith College), Gloria Steinem (ΦBK, Smith College), and “Mrs. America” Phyllis Schlafly (ΦBK, Washington University in St. Louis) portrayed in FX’s new series on Hulu.

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The Yamashita Family’s ΦBK Legacy

From a World War II internment camp to the current global pandemic, the Yamashitas tell their story of three generations of Phi Beta Kappa.

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ΦΒΚ Member Wins NASW Lifetime Achievement Award

Ruth Brandwein (ΦBK, Brooklyn College) is recognized for her successful career in social work supporting social justice and policy change through education, teaching, writing, and leadership.

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A Young ΦΒΚ Graduate Responds to Growing Food Waste Amid the World’s First Pandemic

Cameron DiGiovanni (ΦΒΚ, Hamilton College) discusses his experience with non-profit food organization FarmLink.

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Yvonne Zipter: Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound

Poet Yvonne Zipter (ΦΒΚ, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) is a retired manuscript editor for the University of Chicago Press.

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We Can Still Sing

During Spain’s two-month quarantine, Noah Chichester (ΦBK, SUNY Geneseo) found a way to connect his community: music.

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Anthropologist Sabine Hyland on Khipus, the Chanka, and Fieldwork in the Andes

Hyland (ΦBK, Cornell) is a professor at The University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland where she heads the Native American Philology working group, which aims to think about khipus in the broader picture of American textual traditions.

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Key Conversations Kicks Off Its Third Year

The podcast has had a number of special episodes that highlight ΦBK members and award winners, including renowned author and MacArthur Fellow Edwidge Danticat (ΦBK, Barnard College), the 2019 Lebowitz Prize winners Michael E. Bratman (ΦBK, Haverford College) and Margaret P. Gilbert, and the 2019 ΦBK Book Award recipients Imani Perry, Adam Frank, and Sarah Igo.

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Visiting Scholar Susan R. Wolf

Susan R. Wolf (ΦΒΚ, Yale University), the Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is one of 16 prominent scholars in the liberal arts and sciences selected to serve as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Key Connections Goes Virtual

Although the Society’s fourth annual Key Connections program looks different this fall, our commitment to offering a warm welcome to recent graduates is stronger than ever.